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Politics | 7/10/2014 5:38:42 PM
WASHINGTON, July 10, 2014- The heated public debate over genetically modified foods shows the agricultural industry is not doing enough to communicate biotechnology's benefits to society, according to
Politics | 7/10/2014 4:17:21 PM
WASHINGTON July 9, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack met with representatives from nutrition organizations today but gave no indication that the Obama administration is willing to ease school lunch requirements.

Politics | 7/10/2014 3:52:58 PM
WASHINGTON, July 10, 2014-Sen. Bob Casey, D-Penn., has authored an amendment that would generate an estimated additional
Politics | 7/10/2014 2:33:27 PM

WASHINGTON, July 10, 2014- Ice cream maker Ben and Jerry's promoted a special flavor, (Food Fight Fudge Brownie,) on Capitol Hill today, to support labeling mandates for
Politics | 7/9/2014 7:59:42 PM
WASHINGTON, July 9, 2014 - A coalition of leading business, manufacturing, and agriculture groups -- including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the American Farm Bureau Federation, the Partnership for a New American Economy and the Business Roundtable -- - held a (national day of action) Wednesday to pressure
Politics | 7/9/2014 6:42:30 PM
WASHINGTON, July 9, 2014 -- The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) struck another blow in its seemingly endless battle with big oil companies for the American consumer's fuel dollar.
Politics | 7/9/2014 6:08:25 PM

WASHINGTON, July 9, 2014 - Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., remains optimistic about the chances for passage of a piece of legislation he says is misidentified
Politics | 7/9/2014 3:53:11 PM
WASHINGTON, July 9, 2014 -- Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst said EPA chief Gina McCarthy has (poisoned the well) as far as her visit to the state on Thursday is concerned by calling opponents of the agency's proposed (Waters of the U.S.) rule
Politics | 7/9/2014 2:45:24 PM
WASHINGTON, July 9, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack provided a 12-week progress report on U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) disaster assistance programs today, announcing that USDA has processed
Politics | 7/9/2014 12:34:53 PM

WASHINGTON, July 9, 2014 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that Angie Tagtow, senior fellow, endowed chair for the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture, will be the next executive director for the
Politics | 7/9/2014 11:40:33 AM

WASHINGTON, July 9, 2014 -- The Senate today voted to approve Darci Vetter as chief agricultural negotiator for
Politics | 7/9/2014 10:07:36 AM
WASHINGTON, July 9, 2014 - May 2012 was the deadline for black farmers to submit claims charging USDA with discrimination under the terms of the Pigford I and II class action lawsuits dating from 1997. But that has not stopped
Politics | 7/9/2014 4:39:00 AM
WASHINGTON, July 9, 2014 - With lawmakers struggling to find a path forward on funding the Highway Trust Fund, a new study explores the impact of initially reducing the fuel tax and then
Politics | 7/9/2014 4:31:57 AM
WASHINGTON, July 9, 2014-- The National Grain and Feed Association (NFGA) is urging the U.S. Surface Transportation Board (STB) to adopt new rules for grain shippers to challenge rail freight rates,
Politics | 7/8/2014 4:49:41 PM
WASHINGTON, July 8, 2014 - The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) has joined several agricultural groups in asking EPA to withdraw its (interpretive rule) concerning Clean Water Act (CWA)
Politics | 7/8/2014 4:37:43 PM
WASHINGTON July 8, 2014 - The Organic Center announced new plans to combat citrus greening with a $320,000 three-year study. The Organic Center already received
Politics | 7/8/2014 3:25:40 PM
WASHINGTON, July 3, 2014 - The U.S. Trade Representative's Office (USTR) today announced country-specific reallocations of the fiscal year 2014 in-quota quantities
Politics | 7/7/2014 5:26:26 PM
WASHINGTON, July 7, 2014 - There may be lots of talk on Capitol Hill this week, but not necessarily legislative action, on a highway trust fund bill.
Politics | 7/7/2014 12:16:57 PM
WASHINGTON, July 7, 2014 - DeLauro, D-Conn., and Slaughter, D-N.Y., are calling on USDA to shut down all Foster Farms poultry processing facilities until
Politics | 7/7/2014
WASHINGTON, July 7, 2014 - If farmers' political influence was measured strictly by the number of farm operators, 1935 would have been a very good year. Peaking at 6.8 million out of a total U.S. population of 127 million, farmers represented slightly more than
Politics | 7/2/2014 4:32:15 PM
WASHINGTON July 2, 2014 - The hog dog in all its varieties - including corn dogs, sausages and chili dogs - will be celebrated in July during
Politics | 7/2/2014
WASHINGTON, July 2, 2014- The EPA today issued a rule designed to maintain liquidity in the market for the renewable identification numbers, or RINs.
Politics | 7/1/2014 4:27:30 PM
WASHINGTON July 1, 2014 - The Agricultural and Food Policy Center (AFPC) at Texas A and M University has released a preliminary version of
Politics | 7/1/2014 2:17:11 PM
WASHINGTON July 1, 2014 - The three members of North Dakota's congressional delegation are urging the National Corn Growers Association to house the new National Agricultural Genotyping Center in
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